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Merstham Amateur Dramatic Society

DRAMA MASKS

A Charity Evening of Entertainment for everyone in
Words and Music!

“DISCOVER DYSCOVER”

Performed by MADS on the Move
at
MERSTHAM VILLAGE HALL

Friday 12th September, 2014. AT 7.45.P.M.

The evenings entertainment starts with a one act play set in a retirement home
“Blue Suede Blues”
By Diana Raffle
Directed by Sarah Gunn
(in conjunction with St. Mark’s Players, Reigate)

S U P P E R I N T E R V A L
MENU: Cheese and Pate Ploughmans
Cheesecake - Coffee/Tea

Part 2

Lindy Hop from “Swing Thing”!
Followed by
A Miscellany of Sketches, Poetry, Prose & Songs
Performed by:
Clive Bartoli, Jackie Curran, Winston Fane-Bailey, Barbara Garton, Tom Haddon,
Jackie Lucas, Jeremy Parsons & Christina Usher
Compere: Diana Drysdale
Accompanist – Sue Messenger
Stage Manager – John Turner
Lighting and Sound – Peter Cannon

OUR NEXT PRODUCTION

Neighbourhood Watch

A Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Tricia Whyte

22nd - 24th October 2014
Merstham Village Hall, Station Rd N
Redhill, Surrey RH13
8pm
Tickets: £10
Box Office: 01883 742708

Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie lead a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden. The Massies' neighbours congregate in their living room and they form a neighbourhood watch group. But after the Massies' beloved garden gnome is thrown through their window, matters swiftly escalate, complicated by Martin's burgeoning romance with Amy, wife of Gareth, who was formerly involved with Luther, husband of Magda… what begins as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community ends in violence and acrimony.

Praise for Neighbourhood Watch
"this timely and provocative play rivets attention throughout. There are some blissful comic moments and even that staple of Ayckbourn’s dramatic world, an ornamental garden gnome, has a crucial part to play." Charles Spencer, Telegraph
"This superbly acted, painfully funny and truthful play shows Ayckbourn in no danger of slowing down or having his age yet catch up with the number of plays he has written." Mark Shenton, The Stage

Member of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead Arts Council

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